Hedges Family Wines CMS Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Columbia Valley, Washington

2021 vintage – 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Syrah, 20% Merlot. Tasting notes: Aroma / flavor: Cherry, black currant, plum, leather, black peppercorn, crushed oregano, anise, earthy clove. Texture: Bright, velvety, structured, long, medium body. Cellaring: This wine has the structure to age for 5-10 more years. Production notes: The grapes were sourced from Sagemoor, Wooded Island and Hogue vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA and Hedges Estate, Jolet, Bel’ Villa, and Les Gosses vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA. The must was pumped over for 10 days and pressed to tank, where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation. The Columbia Valley portion of this wine was fermented to dryness on 100 % American Oak and aged in a mix of French oak and neutral barrels for 5 months. The Red Mountain AVA Wines were 100% barrel aged in 100% neutral American and French oak for 19 months.